Eligibility

To be an graduate student affiliate member of APA you need to be enrolled in a graduate level program in psychology or another related field.

Benefits

APA membership offers a wide array of personal and career oriented benefits including:

APAGS
A national graduate student network

Your APA membership includes an additional membership in the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS), a dynamic student-run organization devoted to helping members prepare for their careers.

Career
Expert career support

Career and professional development information tailored just for APA members.

Journal
Information on trends across psychology

Nine issues per year of American Psychologist journal and 11 issues per year of Monitor on Psychology magazine.

Credit
Even more information, for less

Annual $10 credit towards an additional APA journal subscription of your choice. Discounts on APA books, videos, journals and online databases.

Continuing Education
Lifelong learning

Access to a range of high-quality CE offerings including discounts on fee-based programs.

Networking
Additional networking opportunities

Eligibility for membership in one of APA’s 54 divisions and deep member discounts on registration for the APA Annual Convention.

Other Benefits
Support psychology

Feel good knowing your participation and dues support a variety of activities and programs that help move psychology, and society, forward. Every day, APA works to advance psychology education, training and research through programs and advocacy at the federal level. At the same time, APA works to expand the public’s access to, and understanding of, psychology through programs and partnerships with organizations like the YMCA, PTA and more.

Dues

Graduate students taking courses in psychology are able to take advantage of all APA member benefits at the low rate of $67. Your dues also include membership in the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS), a dynamic student-run organization devoted to helping members prepare for their careers.

Division Membership

APA's 54 special interest divisions offer opportunities to network and grow within a specific area of psychology. Division membership is in addition to APA membership. However, most divisions offer free or low-cost membership for first-year members. Learn more about division membership.

APA Practice Organization Dues

The Practice Organization offers an upgraded experience for practitioners, with unique benefits focused on building your practice. The Practice Organization also focuses on advocating for professional psychologists at the federal level and in support of state organizations. Dues are just $20 annually for graduate student affiliate members. You do not have to join the Practice Organization to be a member of APA. For more information, visit the Practice Organization site.

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